2016-2017 Spanish La Liga Match Prediction: Alaves vs. Barcelona

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Match Venue: Mendizorroza

Match Date: 11 February 2017

 

12BET (Football Tips) With only one point away from snatching the top spot over Real Madrid, Barcelona will try to step-up their game and go for a win as they visit Alaves this weekend.

 

Head to Head Matches

10/09/2016      Barcelona 1:2 Alaves

28/11/2012      Barcelona 3:1 Alaves

30/10/2012      Alaves 0:3 Barcelona

16/01/2007      Barcelona 3:2 Alaves

10/01/2007      Alaves 0:2 Barcelona

22/01/2006      Barcelona 2:0 Alaves

 

Team Analysis

Alaves

Alaves will be force to create an important play in this rally as they try to keep their unbeaten run in domestic competitions. The club had a hard time outclassing their visitor in their first meet-up this season but has managed to be proclaimed as victors in the end. This can somehow boost-up their confidence as they drag down the hope of their rivals in owning the title again this year.

Mauricio Pellegrino’s men will welcome their visitor fresh from a narrow win over Celta Vigo, thanks to the magnificent single goal from Edgar Mendrez.

Being able to sustain their good form can help them overcome the heat of their contenders.

Barcelona

This will be an important match for the current champ if they want to protect their reputation and win the title again this year. Rumor is slowly coming to an end for Luis Enrique’s men after finally finding their good form back. The key for Barca to reign as the favorite to win the title again is if they will be able to bring unity and consistency in their play.

Barcelona’s purpose in this rally is to have revenge after the hosts thrashed them on their first meet-up. They will also try to extend their undefeated streaks in all competition as they look forward for a win here.

Prediction

Barcelona’s mission is to find the net add more points to settle on the number one spot. With their eagerness to win comes a probability for them to capitalize in this game. They have been in superb form on their past matches despite the fact they are away from home.

Home turf will be the advantage of Alaves as they to repeat the result on their first fixture against the Catalans this season.

Barcelona 1.33

Score: 1-3

 

 

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